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U.S. GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas
Author: 0 GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas

President Donald Trump, before meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders at the White House, said insurance carriers were fleeing the public exchanges created under the ACA. "It's unlikely we will get a deal", Republican Sen. McCaskill's fiery condemnation of the Republican party is an absolutely necessary reminder that those pulling the strings in both the House and the Senate now do not care about anything other than their own agenda.

U.S. Billie Lourd opens up on mum Carrie Fisher's drug death
Author: 0 Billie Lourd opens up on mum Carrie Fisher's drug death

It also states that while heroin is detectable in the system for a briefer period of time, investigators could not determine when Fisher , 60, took it or the ecstasy . She was also receiving therapy for bipolar disorder . It's abhorrent that in 2017, there's still so much stigma around mental illness and drug addiction - and yet, all too often, when details like those included in this toxicology report are released, public tongue-wagging abounds.

U.S. Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets
Author: 0 Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel in a campaign that is estimated to have cost a record 56 million dollars in total, or around 50 million euros. Yet Ossoff barely mentions Trump, talking instead in generalities about "restoring civility" and Congress' oversight role. However, it was Trump's collapse - besting Hillary Clinton by just 1.5 points in the district in 2016 - that led Democrats to believe it could be in play.

U.S. Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Author: 0 Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

It was played for jurors at trial but was not released publicly until Tuesday. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, helping the case earn national attention. Yanez said he feared for his life when he fired his service weapon into the vehicle. When the shooting stops, the video shows Officer Yanez standing at the auto window with his gun drawn for some time.

U.S. Senate Democrats stage overnight standoff over health care bill
Author: 0 Senate Democrats stage overnight standoff over health care bill

Democrats have even suggested a scenario in which Senate debate begins on a preliminary version of the GOP measure and McConnell offers the final package as a late amendment, giving Democrats little or no time to criticize it. That fact drew ire from Senators at Monday night's protest. McConnell said last week that "nobody is hiding the ball here" and that people are "free to ask anybody anything".

Author: 0 Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

Lack of overnight cooling is one of the biggest problems during a prolonged heatwave and is often the cause of heat-related illnesses. Temperatures are forecast to climb to 120 degrees on Tuesday, just 2 degrees shy of its all-time record.

U.S. McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea
Author: 0 McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

On Monday, his family released a statement that he had died. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). Warmbier , a one-time high school football player and homecoming king, was travelling in Beijing in December 2015 when he signed up for a five-day tour of North Korea with a Chinese company.

U.S. New York Times Flips Stance, Now Supports Washington Redskins Keeping Trademark
Author: 0 New York Times Flips Stance, Now Supports Washington Redskins Keeping Trademark

The U.S. Trademark Office, however, contended that the term was still disparaging, regardless of the group's intent. "I don't see what's thrilling about that". Registration of a trademark makes it easier for a party to legally assert the mark against others who try to use it. The ruling means offensive trademarks can no longer be denied, even for names that intend to disparage individuals or groups of people, said Megan Carpenter, dean at the University of New Hampshire School of ...

U.S. Three Workers Hurt In Astoria Construction Accident
Author: 0 Three Workers Hurt In Astoria Construction Accident

The third worker was being loaded into an ambulance as of 5:38 p.m. Fire officials said that neither a crane nor a crane boom collapsed. Emergency crews and dozens of firefighters responded to the scene. The injured workers were rushed to a nearby hospital after being rescued from the basement, where firefighters were working to free the workers' colleague, FDNY spokesman Jim Long said.

U.S. Fire in Holcomb Valley Area
Author: 0 Fire in Holcomb Valley Area

A forest fire burns in the Holcomb Valley area in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear , Monday, June 19, 2017. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, authorities said. InciWeb , the government's Incident Information Sytem, said on its website the smoke from the fire could directly affect portions of the Eastern San Bernardino Mountains.

Author: 0 Two Atlantic tropical systems may develop into named storms

The agency is also monitoring another disturbance that is now being labeled as Potential Tropical Cyclone Three. Winds will be gusting in the 40-55 miles per hour range, especially near coastal regions, Wednesday into early Thursday, he said.

Author: 0 Amazon and Whole Foods footprints are remarkably similar — Geographic analysis

The deal came together after Mr. Mackey flew to Seattle with a group of Whole Foods executives. Still, much is unknown about how the Amazon takeover will impact Whole Foods, the grocery industry, and grocery shoppers in general. "I dreamed that we merged with Amazon", he said. "I said, 'I know". What exactly might these innovations be? Amazon may also put some of its own private-label products into Whole Foods stores, replacing some of Whole Foods' pricier products, according to ...

U.S. Spicer expected to take less public role
Author: 0 Spicer expected to take less public role

Spicer, who was the Republican National Committee's senior strategist during the presidential campaign a year ago, is now doing double duty as press secretary and communications director after the previous communications director, Michael Dubke, resigned May 30.

U.S. Democrats Tie Up The Senate To Protest GOP Health Care Push
Author: 0 Democrats Tie Up The Senate To Protest GOP Health Care Push

Schumer reiterated his call for McConnell's 52-seat caucus to meet with Democrats to negotiate an alternative to Obamacare , instead of continuing the majority's current tack of working out a version of the House GOP's American Healthcare Act through internal deliberations to ensure its passage with or without minority votes.

Author: 0 Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

A Supreme Court ruling faulting the Wisconsin redistricting plan could have far-reaching consequences for the redrawing of electoral districts due after the 2020 USA census. That was evident previous year in North Carolina, when state lawmakers were ordered by a federal court to redraw the state's racially gerrymandered congressional districts.

U.S. Pence hires outside legal counsel
Author: 0 Pence hires outside legal counsel

Cullen served as a US attorney during President George H.W. Bush's administration. In the past, Cullen was the Attorney General of Virginia. Pence has chosen Richmond, Virginia-based attorney Richard Cullen , who is a chairman at McGuire Woods and who previously served as a US attorney.

U.S. County's jobless rate still among the highest in state
Author: 0 County's jobless rate still among the highest in state

Three of Dubois County's neighboring counties - Daviess, Perry and Warrick - saw their May rates increase. Richland County's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in May, rising from 3.5 percent in April. The lowest rate for the month was previously in 2007 with a 6.9 percent rate. Vermillion County had the highest rate, at 4.2 percent. The joblessness rate in Morgan County also improved.

U.S. California woman mistakes rattlesnake for dog toy
Author: 0 California woman mistakes rattlesnake for dog toy

She let go of it immediately, and - to say the least - scampered away, her dog following her. The video, which was uploaded on Youtube recently, has gone viral, and people can't get enough of the woman's reaction once she discovered that what she thought was her dog's tug rope was actually a rattlesnake .

U.S. ALERT: Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Has Been Upgraded to
Author: 0 ALERT: Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Has Been Upgraded to "Serious"

Congressman Scalise was among five people wounded in the attack. One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday's shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the Congressional baseball game - to thunderous applause. He says the country is praying for all of the victims who are still recovering. "Most of us would not even think to consider that a benign wound", Sava said.

U.S. Shot US congressman Scalise improving
Author: 0 Shot US congressman Scalise improving

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago".

U.S. Trump lashes out over Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump lashes out over Russia probe

The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice . If Mueller strays from the straight and narrow, Rosenstein should not hesitate to remove him and name someone else to serve as special counsel. The story cites five officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

My constituents, even though they're represented by Democrats, have no less rights than the citizens of Iowa or the citizens of Texas who are represented by Republicans. The Republican health care bill could be voted on as early as next week - ahead of the July 4th recess - without any committee hearings or public input.

Author: 0 Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises quest

The Japanese Coast Guard is also refusing to explain why the distress call from the container ship came an hour after the crash - telling CNN that detail is under investigation. The Navy's 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies on Sunday morning, Japan time , after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan.

U.S. Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
Author: 0 Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Justice Elena Kagan asked whether the First Amendment rule that prohibits the government from discriminating against disfavored views applies to the trademark's ban on "bad" trademarks. Even though the government issues trademarks, the court decided trademarked phrases are private speech and that the government can't censor private speech just because of the message.

U.S. House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel
Author: 0 House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

The Democrats, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and Eliot L. Engel of NY, questioned whether those business interests with Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may have influenced Flynn during his brief time in the White House position - including in a recently-finalized series of commercial and military deals announced during Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia last month.

U.S. Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps
Author: 0 Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The Supreme Court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did May 22 when it found that Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two electoral districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters.

U.S. Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town
Author: 0 Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town

Two other fires were burning Sunday in Utah , one in Uintah County and one in Piute County. Town marshals in Brian Head, Utah, ordered the entire town evacuated as a wildfire that already engulfed 350 acres in just a few hours Saturday afternoon approached populated areas.

Author: 0 Group protesting Sharia clashes with counter-protesters in cities across the country

Protesters who gathered on Saturday to denounce Islamic law were met across the country with equally sized or larger counter-protests. Counter-protesters hold signs outside of an anti-Sharia rally in Seattle Saturday. The so-called " March Against Sharia " protests were advertised as some kind of advocacy stand when they really were just a public platform to promote a prejudiced view of Islam.